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Bezsmertnovite

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Bezsmertnovite associated with gold, hessite, and rickardite. SEM EDS analyzed. FOV 1mm. I collected this specimen in 6-02; Trixie Mine (Trixie shaft; Old Trump prospect), East Tintic District, Eas...

Copyright: Brent Thorne
Contribution: Stefan 2015-07-04
Locality: Trixie Mine / Tintic District / Utah Co. / Utah / USA

Collectors Summary

Color bronzegelb
Lustre Metallglanz
Hardness (Mohs) 4.5
Crystal System orthorhombisch, Pmmn

Chemism

Chem­ical formula

(Au,Ag)4Cu(Te,Pb)

Empir­ical formula (anal­y­sis)

(Au3.65Ag0.35)Σ4.00(Cu0.98Fe0.13)Σ1.11(Te0.56Pb0.43)Σ0.99

Chem­ical com­po­si­tion

Blei, Gold, Kupfer, Silber, Tellur

Unit weight: 986.7750218 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 6.1

Info

Empirical formula:

(Au3.65Ag0.35)(Cu0.98Fe0.13)(Te0.56Pb0.43)

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Iron

Fe

0.74

0.13

2.13

55.8452000

7.2598760

Copper

Cu

6.31

0.98

16.07

63.5463000

62.2753740

Silver

Ag

3.83

0.35

5.74

107.8682200

37.7538770

Tellurium

Te

7.24

0.56

9.18

127.6030000

71.4576800

Gold

Au

72.86

3.65

59.84

196.9665520

718.9279148

Lead

Pb

9.03

0.43

7.05

207.2100000

89.1003000

Anal­y­sis wt%

Ø Au : 72.30, Ag : 3.77, Cu : 6.27, Fe : 0.72, Pb : 8.95, Te : 7.16 (Ref: Doklady Akademiia Nauk, SSSR 79)

Strunz 9th edi­tion incl. updates

2.BA.80

2: Sulfide und Sulfosalze (Sulfide, Selenide, Telluride, Arsenide, Antimonide, Bismutide, Sulfarsenite, Sulfantimonite, Sulfbismuthite)
B: Metallsulfide, M : S > 1 : 1 (hauptsächlich 2 : 1)
A: mit Kupfer (Cu), Silber (Ag), Gold (Au)
80:Bezsmertnovit-Gruppe

Lapis Clas­sifica­tion

II/A.03-010

II: SULFIDE UND SULFOSALZE (Sulfide, Selenide, Telluride, Arsenide, Antimonide, Bismutide)
A: Legierungen und legierungsartige Verbindungen
3: mit Kupfer, Silber, Gold und Nickel

Clas­sifica­tion by Hölzel

2.BA.870

2: SULFIDES
B: Sulfides (etc) with Me/S > 1/1 (mostly 2/1)
A: With Cu,Ag,Au
8: Petzite-Bezsmallertnovite-Group

Dana 8th edi­tion

02.01.05.01

02: Sulfide Minerals
01: Sulfides - Including Selenides and Tellurides where Am Xp, with m:p>3:1

IMA sta­tus

Anerkannt von der CNMNC

Min­eral sta­tus

anerkanntes Mineral

Optical Properties

Color

bronzegelb

Change in color

In Schliff , leuchtend gelb - orange, ähnlich Gold aber mit geringerer Reflektivität

Lus­tre

Metallglanz

Anisotropism

schwach in natürlichen Grautönen

Reflec­tiv­ity: (Lambda nm) ↓, ↑, Ø

(420) 15.10, , 15.10
(440) 15.10, , 15.10
(460) 15.70, , 15.70
(480) 17.50, , 17.50
(500) 21.20, , 21.20
(520) 29.00, , 29.00
(540) 37.50, , 37.50
(560) 45.60, , 45.60
(580) 52.40, , 52.40
(600) 55.70, , 55.70
(620) 57.40, , 57.40
(640) 58.30, , 58.30
(660) 58.70, , 58.70
(680) 58.60, , 58.60
(700) 58.20, , 58.20

Reflection chart Bezsmertnovite

Reflec­tiv­ity Ø

39.73

Crystallography

Crystal Sys­tem

orthorhombisch

Class (H-M)

mmm

Space Group number

59

Space Group

Pmmn

Cell param­e­ters a (Å)

24.215

Cell param­e­ters b (Å)

4.025

Cell param­e­ters c (Å)

16.245

Cell param­e­ters a/b or c/a

6.016

Cell param­e­ters c/b

4.036

Cell param­e­ters α

90°

Cell param­e­ters β

90°

Cell param­e­ters γ

90°

Z

16

Volumne (ų)

1583.325

X-Ray Pow­der Diffrac­tion

3.31(30),
3.04(30),
2.36(100),
2.03(60),
1.445(60),
1.360(20),
1.228(70),
1.175(50)

XRD chart Bezsmertnovite

Calculated from d-spacing and intensity at 0.1541838 nm (Cu)

Physical Properties

Hard­ness (Mohs)

4.5

VHN (Hard­ness Vick­ers)

360 (20g)

Density (g/cm³)

16.3

16.557 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

(Co-)Type locality

(Co-)Type locality

Russland/Ferner Osten, Föderationskreis/Kamtschatka Oblast/Bergbau-Distrikt Zentral-Kamschatka/Aginsk-Lagerstätte

Type mate­r­ial

Institute of Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Rare Elements, Moskau, Russland

A.E. Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Academy of Sciences, Moskau, Russland

Col­lec­tion number of type mate­r­ial

79408 (Fersman)

Preface

Name from

Dr. Marianna Sergeevna Bezsmertnaya (1914-1991) , Institut für Mineralogie und Geochemie von Seltene Elemente, Moskau, und Dr. Vladimir Vasilevich Bezsmertnyi (1912- ) All-Union Pädagogik Institut , Moskau, Russland; sowjetische Geologen und Wissenschaftler für Erzlagerstätten

Author (Name, Year)

Spiridonov & Chvileva, 1979

References

Doklady Akademiia Nauk, SSSR (USSR) (in Russian) 249 (1979), 185

Related minerals "Strunz Classification" (9. Edition) [Mineral | Chemical formula | Crystal system : Class (H-M) : Space Group | Indenture number]

Bogdanovite

(Au,Te,Pb)3(Cu,Fe)

kubisch : m3m : Pm3m

2.BA.80

Bilibinskite

PbAu3Cu2Te2

2.BA.80

Bezsmertnovite

(Au,Ag)4Cu(Te,Pb)

orthorhombisch : mmm : Pmmn

2.BA.80

Related minerals "Lapis Classification" [Mineral | Chemical formula | Crystal system : Class (H-M) : Space Group | Indenture number]

Bezsmertnovite

(Au,Ag)4Cu(Te,Pb)

orthorhombisch : mmm : Pmmn

II/A.03-010

Bilibinskite

PbAu3Cu2Te2

II/A.03-030

Maldonite

Au2Bi

kubisch : m3m : Fd3m

II/A.03-040

Related minerals "Hoelzel Classification" [Mineral | Chemical formula : Crystal system : Class (H-M) | Space Group | Indenture number]

Uytenbogaardtite

Ag3AuS2

trigonal : 3m : R3c

2.BA.800

Fischesserite

Ag3AuSe2

kubisch : 432 : I4132

2.BA.810

Petzite

Ag3AuTe2

kubisch : 432 : I4132

2.BA.820

Penzhinite

(Ag,Cu)4Au(S,Se)4

hexagonal : 622 : P6322

2.BA.850

Petrovskaite

AuAg(S,Se)

monoklin : 2, m, 2/m : P2, Pm, P2/m

2.BA.860

Bezsmertnovite

(Au,Ag)4Cu(Te,Pb)

orthorhombisch : mmm : Pmmn

2.BA.870

Bogdanovite

(Au,Te,Pb)3(Cu,Fe)

kubisch : m3m : Pm3m

2.BA.880

Bilibinskite

PbAu3Cu2Te2

2.BA.890

Related minerals "Dana 8. Classification" [Mineral | Chemical formula : Crystal system : Class (H-M) | Space Group | Indenture number]

Algodonite

Cu1-xAsx {x ≈ 0.15}

hexagonal : 6/mmm : P63/mmc

02.01.01.01

Telargpalite

(Pd,Ag)3(Te,Bi,Pb)

kubisch : 43m : F43m

02.01.03.01

Duranusite

As4S

02.01.04.01

Bezsmertnovite

(Au,Ag)4Cu(Te,Pb)

orthorhombisch : mmm : Pmmn

02.01.05.01

Bilibinskite

PbAu3Cu2Te2

02.01.06.01

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Simplified Chinese

碲铜金矿

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IMA Number

IMA 1979-014

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